Analytical and experimental studies made of heat flow in the exothermic brazing unit in the M552 experiment are described. The emphasis of the studies was placed on heat flow in the tube and the sleeve during a period from ignition to the time when the brazing alloy solidifies. Experiments were made of three specimens tested in a ground-based laboratory. Heat flow was determined by thermocouples. The analytical study covered two phases: (1) the effect of reduced gravity on heat flow in the exothermic brazing unit; and (2) the development of analytical models. The major mode of heat transfer was conduction and the effect of gravity was minimal. Good agreements were obtained between experimental and analytical results indicating the soundness of the analytical models.